The S-400 Hits the Southern Flank of NATO

The S-400 Hits the Southern Flank of NATO

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 23 September 2017 The S-400 Hits the Southern Flank of NATO The agreement on the purchase of the S-400 system is yet another sign for better relations between Russia and Turkey. Once issues of Syria and energy sector were discussed, now it is time...
Shoigu and Turks on Syria

Shoigu and Turks on Syria

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 16 August 2017 Shoigu and Turks on Syria The introduction of ceasefire in Idlib Governorate, currently under Turkish control, is entering into its final phase. Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu will visit Turkey and he is expected to finally...
Problems with the Russian plan for Syria

Problems with the Russian plan for Syria

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 15 July 2017 Problems with the Russian plan for Syria The plan for the creation of four so-called “de-escalation zones” in Syria, elaborated on by Moscow, is facing more and more obstacles. There is a progress related to the south zone,...
Putin’s Middle East Chessboard

Putin’s Middle East Chessboard

THE WARSAW INSTITUTE REVIEW Date: 14 May 2017    Author: Jan Gajewski Putin’s Middle East Chessboard Vladimir Putin’s strategic foreign policy goal is to restore Russia’s status as a global superpower. According to Kremlin strategists, this cannot be...
Syria: De-escalation the Russian Way

Syria: De-escalation the Russian Way

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 4 May 2017 Syria: De-escalation the Russian Way According to a report by the Russian daily “Kommersant”, Russia has a plan to settle the conflict in Syria by dividing the country into four security zones and does not rule out deployment of foreign...